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Ibrahim Mahama

Ibrahim Mahama

Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanaian businessman, and the founder of Engineers and Planners, the largest indigenous-owned mining company in West Africa, and the owner of several other businesses in Ghana including Dzata Cement Limited. He is the younger brother of John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana from 2012 to 2017

1990

04 July 1990

Early life

Born in Piase, Northern Region, Ghana, to Emmanuel Adama Mahama, the first Minister of State for the Northern Region under President Kwame Nkrumah, and with a mother from Keta in the Volta Region, he later relocated to the United Kingdom, pursuing studies at the College of North London before residing in London and working for a property development company.


1997

04 July 1997

Career

Mahama established Engineers & Planners in 1997, employing over 3000 Ghanaians, and he has invested in Asutsuare Poultry Farms, producing 150,000 eggs and 10,000 live broilers daily; furthermore, he is an investor and owner of Dzata Cement Limited, a Ghanaian-owned cement processing factory set to create 1,200 direct jobs with a production capacity of 2 million tonnes of cement annually.


2018

04 July 2018

Honours

In 2018, Mahama was honored with the African Achievers' Award in London as the African Industrialist of the year during the 8th edition of the awards held in the House of Commons; additionally, he received the Ultimate Man of the Year award at the 2022 Exclusive Men of the Year Africa Awards.

2023

04 July 2023

Personal life

Oona Mahama is his spouse, and together they have three children. He is the younger sibling of John Dramani Mahama, who served as the President of Ghana from 2012 to 2017. Sadly, his step-mother passed away in July 2016. Additionally, he owns a Bombardier 604 luxury private jet called Dzata, being the first person in Ghana to acquire such an aircraft.

2023

04 July 2023

Philanthropy

Mahama has been actively supporting the Northern and Zongo communities in Ghana, providing education, healthcare, employment, and funding for projects, including the construction of a 550-bed dormitory for his former high school; additionally, he has championed cancer awareness and fundraising efforts through the Joyce Tamakloe Cancer Foundation, which has provided free mammograms and contributed to the treatment of breast cancer patients in Ghana.


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